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An evening with Black Stone Cherry - live review

Live Review

Venue: Brighton Dome

Southern rockers bring acoustics, electrics and raw emotional honesty, but no banjos as yet, to their two-set show on the south coast

When Classic Rock steps into Black Stone Cherry’s dressing room a few hours before their latest acoustic-then-electric double performance, the first thing we spot is a banjo. Wow, we think, sounds like these Kentucky boys really are going to move out of their musical comfort zone on this tour.

Enter John Fred Young, garrulous, hirsute drummer, greeting CR with warm handshakes and southern hospitality. So who’s the four-string fiend in the band?

“Ah,” grins John Fred, faux-modestly, “that’s me. I like to just play around a little bit. I’ll be doing a banjo solo later tonight. One of the highlights of the show.”

Wow, could you give us a quick preview?

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